We have learned that a suspect in the murder case of popular rapper XXXTentacion has been arrested! As fans know already the rising star in the industry was shot to death in South Florida on Monday at the age of only 20.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office took to their Twitter account to share a pic of suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, writing: ‘In just more than 48 hours, #BSO homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams for the murder of Jahseh Onfroy, also known as XXXTentacion. Williams (dob 3/23/96) was taken into custody shortly before 7 p.m. in Pompano.’
‘More details will be released later today.’
In just more than 48 hours, #BSO homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams for the murder of Jahseh Onfroy, also known as XXXTentacion. Williams (dob 3/23/96) was taken into custody shortly before 7p.m. in Pompano. More details will be released later today. pic.twitter.com/p9tIE2tVzW
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 21, 2018
In another tweet, they announced: ‘Detectives from BSO’s Strategic Investigations Division assisted homicide detectives by taking Dedrick Williams into custody Wednesday night following a traffic stop. Detectives are seeking additional suspects. The investigation continues.’
The man suspected to have opened fire at the young rapper’s car just as he was leaving a motorcycle dealer, was charged with first-degree murder.
Homicide detectives explained that there are actually two suspects and that at least one of them fired a gun at the rapper.
Although the talented artist, who was loved by many for his relatable music and well-crafted lyrics, was quickly taken to a hospital, he was declared dead soon after.
His team released a statement on Tuesday, reading: ‘On June 18, 2018, Jahseh Onfroy – known worldwide as XXXTentacion – tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida. It’s with great sadness that the news is confirmed in this official statement by his team – manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR. In deference to all of his loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy is respected at this time.’